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Economics of Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Labor Markets
ECON 209
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AFAM 209, FGSS 202

In this course, we explore the economics of race and ethnicity with specific emphasis on U.S. labor markets. The course devotes particular attention to the experiences of African-American, Latino and Asian-American women and men. We use economic concepts from conventional neoclassical analysis along with radical critiques of the neoclassical framework. The course begins with a discussion of socially constructed categories and their correlates in the labor market. Next, we take up several special topics including human capital theory, economic theories of discrimination, differences in labor market involvement, and the role of immigration and racial/ethnic enclaves. The course concludes by exploring the possible policy responses to differences in labor market opportunity and success. In this policy discussion, we pay particular attention to economic research designed to analyze the effects of equal employment law and affirmative action regulation.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ECON
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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